Used Boat Motors Announces Support For Fully Electric Motor

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In light of reports detailing the new Deep Blue motor, Used Boat Motors announces its support for the technology.

Johnson Controls, makers of high-performance batteries, announced that it would begin production on a series of Lithium Ion batteries for use in Torqeedo’s award winning, fully electric boat motor, Deep Blue. The motor supplies 80 horsepower of torque and received the 2013 Innovation Award at the National Marine Manufacturers Association conference in Miami. After examining the specifications of the engine and reading the report about Johnson Controls, published by, Used Boat Motors has announced its support of the technology.

This is an important step forward for the industry, says the staff at UBM, and not just because of environmental concerns. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with traditional boat motors, and a lot more moving parts. This new electrical motor could circumvent many of the most common problems boaters have, with regards to their engine.
Johnson Controls is updating its existing Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle battery to function in a watery environment. According to the report, this includes making the battery waterproof, as well as resistant to the corrosive effects of salt water.

The Deep Blue motor has been winning awards like crazy, says, and we can’t wait to see how it performs in the open marketplace. It could be the new standard for a performance boat motor used in the industry.

Aside from the 2013 NMMA award, Deep Blue was also given the title of overall winner of the 2012 DAME award at the marine equipment show, METS. It is the largest show of its kind.

As the Torqeedo-produced motor rakes in industry awards around the world, the fully electric motor seems poised to become the new standard of performance aquatic motors, especially with the experienced Johnson Controls on board. is in full support of the technology as the entire marine industry waits to see what will happen next.

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